The Environmental Science Division of Argonne National Laboratory seeks a postdoctoral researcher to study environmental impacts of land use change in a U.S. Department of Energy funded project. The project comprises a multi-disciplinary team including soil scientists, life-cycle analysts, and ecosystem modelers. We seek a scientist who is interested in agroecosystem modeling, excited about field observations, and values interacting with experimentalists and modelers of different disciplines.
You will study the biomass removal impacts on soil properties and model the total environmental impacts of bioenergy crops (both native and engineered) using field observations and agroecosystem and/or land surface models.In this role, you will also:
Harmonize and manage large soil profile and geospatial environmental datasets.
Conduct statistical analysis and agroecosystem modeling for a variety of land use and climate change scenarios.
Test model structures and parameters, and develop new model capabilities.
Publish research results and give presentations at scientific meetings.
ontribute to grant proposals and progress reports.
Qualifications and Experience:
A recent PhD in soil science, ecology, earth system modeling or environmental science
Expertise in soil/agroecosystem biogeochemical modeling
Data analysis applying robust statistical techniques
Strong writing skills and good communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment
To be considered, please provide (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) one relevant publication, (3) a one- or two-page cover letter briefly describing how your background meets the position requirements, and (4) contact information for three references.The position is available from September 1, 2018, and will remain open until a candidate is selected.This is a full time, 1 year, postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance and continuing availability of funds.
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